Rep. Steve King loses primary following estrangement from House GOP

Rep. Steve King lost the Republican primary in his northwest Iowa district in a challenge spurred by the 18-year incumbent’s racially tinged remarks.

Most of the Republican establishment supported King’s opponent, state Sen. Randy Feenstra, such as the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC. The third-ranking House Republican, Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, called for King’s resignation in 2019. And the head of House Republicans’ 2018 campaign effort, Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio, has repeatedly called for King to be ousted from Congress.

Feenstra was declared the winner of the Tuesday primary around 11 p.m. local time.

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